I don’t hear of them being used all that much. I’ve been using Mackie 824 active monitors for years w a couple of 12 inch subs. Yes they are revealing but I find that they also have a nice smoothness and image like crazy. 150 watts to the woofer and 100 to the tweeter. Built in electronic crossover and silent. They can be deafening before distorting. I really like the authoritative sound, but can also be quite delicate w acoustic music. If one of them died I’d probably buy active monitors again. I was just wondering what you guys thought of powered monitors for home use. I paid about $1000 for them about ten years ago and have always thought they were a bargain. Thanks for your thoughts.